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Welcome to Boy Scout Troop 87! 

Whether you are crossing over from Webelos Scouts, transferring from another Boy Scout troop, or entering Scouting for the first time, the experience you are about to embark upon has the potential to be one of the most memorable and rewarding of your lifetime.  And, what’s really unique about this program is that it is led by the boys themselves! 

Troop 87 has a robust program with a very wide variety of activities available to the Scouts.  The troop has a campout almost every month of the year.  One month the troop may be rock climbing and rappelling; another month they may be snow skiing; on other campouts the focus may be on basic Scout skills such as first aid, knot tying, cooking, or fire building.  Frequently our program also includes, at some point in the year, activities focused on shooting sports, wilderness survival, and leadership development.  The activities on the schedule each year depend on what the boys decide to include in their program. 

Summer time offers some even more exciting opportunities.  Typically we organize one or two summer camps for young Scouts and upcoming Eagles alike. For older Scouts (14 and up), high adventure trips are organized that might involve backpacking, sailing, scuba diving, white water rafting, or canoeing.  These are high-octane events that challenge the Scouts both physically and mentally while producing life-long memories! 

Fundamental to the structure of the program is the concept that the troop is boy-led.  This does not mean that the boys are in charge and whatever happens just happens.  Rather, consistent with the original intent of Baden Powell, the founder of the worldwide Scouting movement, it means that the boys lead the troop under the direction of an adult leader.  When the first Scout units were established, Baden Powel observed:  “We then made the discovery that boys, when trusted and relied on, were just as capable and reliable as men.”  At Troop 87, we fully endorse the boy-led concept and are committed to supporting the boy leadership so that they may be successful and effective in their efforts. 

For those who want to enhance their leadership skills even more, Boys Scouts of America (BSA) offers additional leadership training opportunities including National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and Brownsea, offered locally, and National Advanced Youth Leadership Training Experience (NAYLE) at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.  These two programs provide world-class leadership training delivered in an outdoor setting. 

Parent involvement is an integral part of the Scouting program and key to the success of our troop.  We cannot do this program without the support and active participation of all parents.  We encourage the parents of our Scouts to become involved either on the organization and administration side through participation on our Troop Committee, or as Assistant Scoutmasters working directly with the boys in the program.  

We are excited that you have decided to join the Boy Scouts and in particular Troop 87.  We look forward to working with you and we know you are in for the experience of a lifetime! 

Please feel free to contact us anytime you have questions or need additional information,

 

Scoutmaster

Bob Goodman

 

 

 

 

April Vacation Week NYLT

Posted by ccuster on Apr 22 2018 - 9:37pm

 Congratulations to our recent program graduates!  Venture Crew 87: Sophie Caldwell & Cat Webster     Troop 87: Bobby Caldwell & James Custer

NAMBC 2018 Registration deadline January 28th!

Posted by ccuster on Jan 14 2018 - 5:22pm
Don’t Wait Until Too Late!
 
NAMBC 2018 Registration deadline is this month!
 

ShuShuGa 2018 Registration - Open!

Posted by ccuster on Jan 9 2018 - 4:55pm

    

SHU SHU GA

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training

North Andover Merit Badge College 2018 - Registration is Open!

Posted by ccuster on Jan 7 2018 - 2:35pm

 Check your Troop Announcement emails!

 NAMBC 2018 is OPEN!

In the email and on this announcement, find attached the updated schedule for North Andover Merit Badge College 2018 Welcome Letter and registration forms file.

Anant Shah's Eagle Project

Posted by ccuster on Dec 16 2017 - 8:14pm

 

 

   Anant Shah is excited to share that he has completed his Eagle Project! 

   He received sign off from the beneficiary last Monday and is happy to share this picture of his completed project.

Last call for Merit Badge Counselors for NAMBC 2018!

Posted by ccuster on Dec 16 2017 - 3:05pm

 

  Calling Merit Badge Counselors! Join our 5th Annual North Andover Merit Badge College!

  This Sunday is the last call for counselors to join the schedule for our 5th Anniversary year.

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